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http://www.broomfieldpublicart.com

2018 Art for Awhile Sculpture Program
City and County of Broomfield
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020


Contact Email: cgerman@broomfield.org
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 7/5/17
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Broomfield, Colorado.  Public Art Committee seeks artists to participate in the 2018 Art for Awhile Sculpture Program.

  • Artists selected agree to loan their outdoor sculpture from March 2018 to March 2019.

  • Artist honorarium is $1,000. Expenses beyond the honorarium must be covered by the artist.

  • A $1,000 cash award is given to the artist voted by the Broomfield community to be “Broomfield’s Choice.”  

  • 20% commission on sculpture sales goes to the public art program.

  • Application is due by midnight on July 5, 2017. The application is available at https://www.callforentry.org. Search for Broomfield.

  • Artists will be notified in late August or early September.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • The application is due by midnight on July 5, 2017.

  • Only submit images of sculptures to be considered for the call. Minimum of 2 images (different angles please) and maximum of 8.

  • All sculptures submitted for consideration must be available for delivery and installation by or around March 1, 2018 and remain on display until March 1, 2019.

  • The artist is responsible for making arrangements to transport and install his/her work. The artist must provide tools and equipment needed for installation including extension cords.

  • The sculptures will be installed outside and exposed to the elements, including harsh sun, high winds, wide fluctuations in temperatures, and moisture.

  • The sculpture should be safe for interaction with the public, especially children.

  • Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds.

  • Fragile, vulnerable or inappropriate work will not be considered.

  • Recommended minimum 3 feet tall. Visual presence is essential.

  • The sculptures will be viewed from all angles, and must be sized to allow for installation and proper proportion on the existing pads and pedestals.

  • Insurance is required during installation. Please see addendum for requirements.

 

DETAILED SITE DESCRIPTION

Up to eight pieces will be selected for installation at three landmark locations throughout the community.

 
  • 1STBANK Center: multi-use, live entertainment complex located between Denver and Boulder on US 36.  Up to three sculptures will be installed on the main promenade on black powder coated steel pedestals measuring 48” high and 36”square. 

    The pedestals themselves sit on a concrete footing that is 5” high. Raw steel plates attached to the top of the pedestals allow for tack weld and/or bolt installation. Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds.

 
  • The Broomfield Library and Broomfield Auditorium: the cultural center of the city, hosting 400,000 visitors annually. This facility welcomes use by performing arts groups, community organizations, conference and meeting planners, corporate and commercial enterprises, school districts and government agencies. 

    Two sculptures will be installed on the west side lawn.  Two hexagonal concrete pads measure 12” high and 36” diameter and one almost square pad -- 48'' long x 47 " wide x 11" high. Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds.

 
  • North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters: regional administration complex and training facility for firefighters that serves a district with a population of 90,000, covering 115 square miles. 

    Three sculptures will be installed in the sculpture garden at the northwest entrance on hexagonal concrete pads measuring 12” high and 36” diameter.  Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds.

 

HONORARIUM AND SALES

The artist honorarium is $1,000 for each sculpture selected for display.  Expenses beyond the honorarium must be covered by the artist.  A W-9 is required for payment. The Public Art Committee will retain a 20% commission on sculptures sold to support the public art program.

 

Plaques will be provided for each piece which lists the artist name, sculpture title and price for purchase.  A $1,000 cash award will be awarded to one artist chosen by the Broomfield community as “Broomfield’s Choice.”

Although the purchase of an art on loan sculpture is not guaranteed, the Public Art Committee is committed to expanding the permanent collection. The Art for Awhile program is used as a resource for potential purchases.Ten sculptures from the art on loan program have been purchased to date.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

The artist is responsible for making arrangements to transport and install his/her work at the designated site between March 1 - 10, 2018, to display the sculpture until March 1, 2019 and to de-install soon thereafter. Installation and de-installation is coordinated through the Broomfield Cultural Affairs Division. The artist must provide tools and equipment needed for installation including extension cords.

By submitting a proposal, the artist agrees to the terms of acceptance in the 2018 Art for Awhile Sculpture Project.

The application is due by midnight on July 5, 2017.  Artists will be notified in late August or early September. The application is available at https://www.callforentry.org. Search for Broomfield.

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Art for Awhile is an art on loan program created by the Public Art Committee and approved by the Broomfield City Council in 2009. The program affords artists increased public exposure and the opportunity to sell their work.  The Public Art Committee hopes the 2018 Art for Awhile Sculpture Project will continue the success of the program, strengthening community identity and enhancing that “sense of place” and community pride for people who live and work in the City and County of Broomfield.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The Broomfield Public Art Committee (PAC) selects the artwork.  The PAC is an official board for the City and County of Broomfield. Seven citizen members serve four year overlapping terms and two City Council members serve two year terms. See the public art guidelines below for the criteria used when selecting artwork.


PUBLIC ART GUIDELINES FOR ARTWORK

Under the Public Art Guidelines, a chosen artwork must reflect:

1.    Quality:  The consideration of highest priority is the inherent artistic excellence of the artwork as well as a broad range of appeal to the general public.

2.    Timelessness:  Artwork will be viewed as a year-long acquisition that should have aesthetic relevance to the community in future years and reflect enduring artistic quality. The artwork should celebrate creativity and establish a “sense of place.”

3.    Site Compatibility and Appropriateness:  Artwork must be appropriate in scale, material, form and content for both the immediate and general, social and physical environment in which the artwork will be placed.

4.    Elements of Design:  The PAC takes into account that public artwork may have consideration beyond the aesthetic; it may serve to establish focal points, define spaces, or establish a cultural identity. The artwork will be viewed from all angles; artists should consider the entire surface of the piece when planning the design.

5.    Permanence and Safety:  Consideration will be given to structural and surface integrity, permanence, and protection against theft, vandalism, and not require excessive maintenance and repair costs. The artwork should be durable, enduring and safe for interaction with the public, especially children.

6.    Diversity:  The PAC strives for diversity in style, scale, media and artists.

The art piece will be installed outside and exposed to the elements, including harsh sun, high winds, wide fluctuations in temperature and moisture.  Materials must require no maintenance and must be able to withstand the test of time.  Painted artwork should use pigment designed to withstand the elements.

The piece cannot:  1) interfere with the movement, safety and security of pedestrians,  2) hinder or require significant additional grounds maintenance, 3) adversely impact wildlife, 4) adversely impact the ecological environment, or 5) adversely impact mountain views in any significant way.

DEADLINE

The deadline to submit a complete application is July 5, 2017 at midnight. Applications must be submitted through CAFE at https://www.callforentry.org. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

TECHNICAL ISSUES

For all technical issues with the CAFÉ website, contact CAFÉ support staff at cafe@westaf.org from Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, or call 303.629.1166.  Be sure to use the help documents prior to requesting assistance.

 

If you have multiple documents such as resumes or references and the application doesn’t provide enough space, please combine multiple documents into one document for uploading – word or pdf.  Another option is to use the additional upload spaces at the end of the application.

 

Incomplete applications or late applications due to technical issues will not be accepted. Submit early to insure the application will be received.

 

INQUIRIES

Due to the volume of applications, it is not possible to provide individual artist feedback. Please do not send inquiries of this nature.

 

CONTRACT AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Please review the sample contract in the CAFE system. The contract required will be very similar. The insurance requirements while onsite during the installation are listed in the addendum.

 

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS ADDENDUM

I

Prior to the commencement of any work the vendor shall forward certificates of insurance to the department specified in the award document.

 

II

Certificate Holder must be City and County of Broomfield, Colorado.

Required

III

Insurance - Minimum requirements:

 

 

Workers compensation - statutory limits provided by insurance carrier that is licensed to do business in Colorado.

Employer’s liability -     $100,000 each accident
            $500,000 disease policy limit
            $100,000 disease each employee

Required


 

Commercial General Liability - on an Occurrence Form

(including premises/operations/independent contractors; product and completed operations.) The policy must not exclude or reduce coverage for product liability or personal injury.

Required $1M each occurrence $2M general aggregate

 

Professional liability/errors and omissions (E&O) limits.

Required $1M each occurrence/ $1M aggregate


 

City and County of Broomfield must be added as an additional insured to the automobile and general liability policies.

Required


 

All deductibles or self-insured retentions (SIRs) in excess of $5,000 must be listed on the certificate of insurance.

Required


 

Certificates of insurance on all policies to the City and County of Broomfield shall provide written notice of not less than 30 days prior to cancellation or change in coverage.

Required


 

The insurance requirements specified by the City and County of Broomfield (“City”) shall remain in effect for the full term of the contract and/or agreement and any extension thereof.  Updated Certificates of Insurance shall be sent to the City during the full term of the contract and/or agreement and any extension thereof.

Required


 

The City and County of Broomfield (“City”) reserves the right to reject any insurer it deems not financially acceptable on insurance industry resources.  Property and liability insurance companies shall be licensed to do business in Colorado and shall have an A.M.  Best rating of not less than B+ and/or VII.  Additionally the City reserves the right to reject any insurance with relatively large deductibles or self-insured retentions (SIRs), deemed by the City to pose too high a risk based on the size of the contractor, financial status or rating of the contractor, or based on the size or type of the project and the exposure.

Required

IV

Any deviations below the standards given above must be approved by City and County of Broomfield.

Required

V

Any subcontractors must meet the same insurance requirements for the contract or purchase order unless Risk Management has approved a deviation.

Required

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